Making A Difference In The Lives of Others
This dog-friendly trail race benefits ColdSprings Healing Paws Foundation, located in New Ipswich NH and specializes in training canines and handlers for the purpose of helping people with special needs as well as training and certifying canines for therapy work. Their goal is to mentor and prepare you to leave an impact with a highly trained dog.
The race course is a 5k off road trail run on well maintained XC trails that twist and turn and roll their way through the Boston University Sargent Center, located in Hancock, NH. The trails go between non-technical with no roots or rocks to a few technical ups and downs with some hills with views of Halfmoon Pond and Dinsmore Pond. The surface of the trails is mainly dirt sprinkled with pine needles, pine cones, leaves, twigs, roots, small rocks and a few wooden bridges. Tail running shoes are recommended but not necessary.
Event parking is located at 36 Sargent Camp Rd, Hancock, NH 03449
Runner and dog must be attached at all times during the race. We highly recommend that participants use a waist-belt, cani-x line and harness. Running with dogs on a leash (hand held) is permitted provided that the dog is wearing a comfortable harness, and the point of attachment on the harness itself and not pulling from the dog’s collar. Limit of one dog per runner, we do not offer a multi-dog race category.
No dogs are allowed on Sargent Center property except for those participating in the canicross. Owners must clean up after their dogs. All dogs must be under strict voice control and must be on a leash, before and after the race.
Please abide by these rules or we may not be allowed to host this wonderful event again.
Medical support provided by the Local Animal Hospital/EMT
The outside temperature can reach the 80’s at this time of year, potentially exposing dogs to heat stroke. Owners must ensure that their dogs are adequately trained for a 5k & 10k race. They must keep their dogs well hydrated before and after the race.
There will be an aid station at the start/finish. The aid station will be stocked with cold water and an electrolyte-replacement drink. There will also be buckets of water & sponges for the dogs. Please dispose of all cups and wrappers in the garbage barrels supplied at the aid station.
There will also be an aid station for the dogs at the finish line. Buckets of water will be provided so that runners can sponge their dogs down. Ice will also be available in the food tent in case of an emergency.
Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers, and the top male and female finisher in each of the following age groups:
The awards ceremony for the K9Cross will begin 10 minutes after the last K9 + runner have crossed the finish line. It will take us a few minutes to tally the results. In the meanwhile you can hit the refreshment table for some water for you and your K9 runner and a treat!
This race will be timed. At time of registration and packet pickup, you will be assigned a bib number. Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt (please do not put on your K9) so we can see your race number as you come across the finish line. The results will be posted on the website 24 hours after the race.
Local time: 9:11 AM